Vatican ex-diplomat on trial for ‘child sex abuse images’

Source: BBC News

A senior Vatican official who served as a diplomat to the US will face charges of possessing images that show child sex abuse, the Holy See said.

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Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella’s trial will begin on 22 June in the Vatican.

He was recalled in September 2017 after US authorities alerted the Vatican that one of its diplomats may have violated child pornography laws.

Monsignor Capella’s career took him to India and Hong Kong before his time in the US, which lasted less than a year.

He was arrested in April.

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